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The Resource Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction, Rena Steinzor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law

Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction, Rena Steinzor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law

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Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction
Title
Why not jail?
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industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction
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Rena Steinzor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
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eng
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"The U.S. Department of Justice is under fire for failing to prosecute banks that caused the 2008 economic meltdown because they are too big to jail. Prosecutors have long neglected to hold corporate executives accountable for chronic mistakes that kill and injure workers and customers. This book, the first of its kind, analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. From the Texas City refinery explosion to the Upper Big Branch mine collapse to the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and extending to incidents of food and drug contamination that have killed or injured hundreds, the root causes of these preventable disasters include crimes of commission and omission. Although federal prosecutors have made a start on holding low-level managers liable, far more aggressive prosecution is appropriate as a matter of law, policy, and justice. Written in accessible and jargon-free language, this book recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws to elevate the prosecution of white-collar crime at the federal and state levels. Rena Steinzor is a professor of law at the University of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law. She is the president of the Center for Progressive Reform, a think tank composed of sixty working academics from universities across the country that is a nationally recognized source of research and opinion on public health, worker and consumer safety, and the environment"--
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  • Commercial crimes
  • Offenses against the environment
  • Banking law
  • Punishment
  • Banking law
  • Commercial crimes
  • Offenses against the environment
  • Punishment
  • United States
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Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction, Rena Steinzor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
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23 cm
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ix, 283 pages
Isbn
9781107053403
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(hbk.)
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2014026904
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustration
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(OCoLC)883305251
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Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction, Rena Steinzor, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 283 pages
Isbn
9781107053403
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014026904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)883305251

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